It's made from the softest silk, beautifully tailored and the painting on the inside is just marvellous! My mum told me that the really important Samurai families had paintings inside their Kimonos and that the signs on the arms and onthe back are the family's sign. Of course this is a mans Kimono, that's why I'm so suprised it fis me. And it fits me perfectly! This is the finest piece of clothing I own.